Farm News – September 3, 2015
Hi Folks! So we have reached the mid-point of the season. As we move into the 2nd half, greens will become more abundant again. We will begin to have more of the cool weather root crops such as radishes and the salad turnips and you can look forward to receiving parsnips and celery root as well. We will begin to go through the various brassica family crops, beginning with Napa cabbage and kohlrabi and then soon broccoli, cauliflower, and finally Brussels sprouts.
For now the summer crops will still dominate: eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Summer squash is still a little scarce; hopefully new plantings will begin to produce soon. In the meantime we are sending some to different groups each week as supplies allow. The same is true for the cukes, although I expect an abundance of these soon as well. Beans will be plentiful for the next month at least. As we move into October we will begin to have winter squash and sweet potatoes – yum! Melons are starting to slow down, but we are still waiting for a 2nd planting of watermelons to ripen and hope to get some to any groups who have not yet received them over the next 2-3 weeks.
The weather has been good, but dry. We are hoping for some rain later this week.
The share for this week will be: Escarole, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, gold potatoes, leeks, choice of arugula or kale, green cabbage, choice of baby beets or radishes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, and choice of an herb (parsley, thyme, chives or garlic chives, and possibly some lemon or Thai basil). Extras will include tomatillos, okra, and hot peppers.
The fruit share for this week will be peaches and Italian plums.
Enjoy! Farmer John